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Spring 2006, vol 4 no 1


Kala Ramesh


cyclonic rains -
branches take the cobwebs
for a swing
  withered field -
the echo of
temple bells
mid-summer . . .
green trees
and a dying pond
  an orchid
bidding autumn
take a closer look---
for two days, the same
moth on my door . . .

Kala Ramesh Kala Ramesh is a performing vocalist in Indian Classical Music and has given numerous concerts in India. She has published several articles on Indian music and Indian thought. She has also taught creative art in schools and taken workshops for children for The Times of India.

Music brought Kala to Haiku, Tanka and Senryu. Coming from an extremely artistic and culturally rich South Indian family, she believes, as her father is fond of saying, that "the soil has to be fertile for the plant to bloom," and also feels that she owes this poetic streak in her to her mother.

A proud mother of two young adults, Kala lives with her husband in Pune, India.